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Campagnolo Cables

pb21pb21 Posts: 2,170
edited October 2012 in Road buying advice
I need a new set of cables, both brake and gear. I normally go for the Campagnolo ones but can anyone recommend something better and/or cheaper?


  • Brian1Brian1 Posts: 595
    Got a set of new Campagnolo cables in unopened packet.Sell them for £25 posted if your are interested
  • crankycrankcrankycrank Posts: 1,830
    Jagwire "Racer" cable/housing set. Costs less, works just as well, lasts longer, comes with all the ferrules and rubber frame protectors you'll need and available in a bunch of different colours.
  • pb21pb21 Posts: 2,170
    Thanks for the replies. I kind of like the idea of adding a bit of colour so those jagwire ones seem good although they aren't Campagnolo compatible! I see that you can get red Campag ones though.

    Brian, thanks for the offer. I may take you up on it, will let you know...
  • crankycrankcrankycrank Posts: 1,830
    Sorry, didn't realize not for Campag but Jagwire says you can buy Campag inners seperately?? :shock: I think Jagwire needs to rethink their cable kits for Campag a bit.
  • majormantramajormantra Posts: 2,094
    I've looked into this a couple of times because having to buy Campag's own sets is a little annoying - both times I came to the conclusion that it was best to stick with Campag. By all accounts shifting really is best with their own cables, for whatever reason.
  • drlodgedrlodge Posts: 4,826
    I like the Gore Ride on cables, the inner wire is totally enclosed so doesnt get gummed up under the BB.
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  • VelonutterVelonutter Posts: 2,437 Lives Here
    I have fitted Jagwire to a few of my mates bikes and IMHO it's censored , the black coating comes off and I find them stiffer, never had a problem with Campag cables, so why change.
  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Campagnolo inners are the best for quality - finer strands are more flexible. Jagwire don't last as long.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • JamesBJamesB Posts: 1,184
    I`ve used Campag, Nokon, Goodridge and Transfil inners and outers over years and honestly don`t notice any significant difference in performance; try Goodridge inners and buy length outer seprartely along with caps and crimps, job`s done :) ... elID=22235 ... elID=23398
  • Simmo72Simmo72 Posts: 262
    I used to buy the expensive shimano and campag cables but then tried non branded stuff on ebay. No difference in braking, gear changes or lifespan. Save your money, the big names are just fleecing you.
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